Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
u.s., paul solman digs into today's jobs report, which points to strong gains in hiring and a five-year low in the unemployment rate. and mark shields and david brooks are here. they reflect on mandela's life and the rest of the week's news. those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's "pbs newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the death of nelson mandela resonated across south africa and around the world today. millions mourned the former president and symbol of racial reconciliation and officials planned a mass memorial service on tuesday. we begin our coverage with rohit ka
Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
shooting at los angeles international airport has made his first court appearance. paul ciancia entered no plea today to charges he killed an airport security officer and wounded three other people last month. he was denied bail. the 23-year-old suspect was wounded by police during the attack. in economic news, a survey of leading corporate chief executives found they're more optimistic and plan to increase hiring. at the same time, growth at service sector companies last month was the weakest since june. the conflicting data left wall street looking for direction. the dow jones industrial average lost almost 25 points to close at 15,889. the nasdaq rose a fraction of a point to close at 4,038. there's word today that the great majority of american silent films are now gone forever. the library of congress reported 70% of the 11,000 feature-length movies have been lost or destroyed. only 14% still exist in their original format. that's due in part to the nitrate film stock, which was especially vulnerable to decay and fire. >> woodruff: still to come on the "newshour": negotiati
Dec 10, 2013 3:00pm PST
patty murray and republican congressman paul ryan. heads of state, celebrities and thousands of south africans gathered in johannesburg today to honor the life of nelson mandela. the crowd braved a rainstorm, singing songs and celebrating the life of south africa's first black president. president obama was one of many foreign leaders who made the trip. >> for the people of south africa, for those he inspired around the globe, madiba's passing is rightly a time of mourning and a time to celebrate a heroic life. but i believe it should also prompt in each of us a time for self-reflection. with honesty, regardless of our station or our circumstance, we must ask: how well have i applied his lessons in my own life? >> woodruff: we'll have a full report on the memorial service and talk with charlayne hunter gault, who was there, right after the news summary. in the central african republic, two french soldiers were killed overnight in the capital of bangui. they were on patrol in the city as part of an operation to disarm christian and muslim fighters when gunmen opened fire. it happ
Dec 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
. ♪ >>> paul solomon talks with small business owners about berk shares. >>> on the news hour tomorrow on air and online sits down with carlos santana. that is it for this edition of "pbs news hour weekend". i'm allison stewart. thanks for watching. >>> "pbs news hour weekend" is made possible by -- corporate funding is provided by mutual of america, designing customized, individual and group retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. additional support is provided by -- and by the corporation for public broadcasting and from contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you.